The Salesforce Decision for Association Management

Web Courseworks Associations

Whether you go “packaged” or “native” depends on just how much customization your association requires. In part one of this series, I shared five things you ought to know about Salesforce for association management. “Need events management?

Top 5 Association Management Takeaways from Xperience2014

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Throughout the show our guests had the opportunity to attend sessions focused on business, marketing and association management best practices. We’ve put together a summary of the most notable association management ideas and recommendations that each speaker addressed during their presentations. Understanding, adapting, and knowing when to let go, in today’s increasingly competitive environment, are the keys to your associations’ success.


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Daily Buzz: Define Your Third-Party Fundraising Guidelines

Associations Now

If a third party wants to throw your association a fundraiser, great! Just make sure it follows your fundraising guidelines. You’re sitting in your office when you get a call: An outside organization or individual wants to host a fundraiser for your association. To save your association exasperation, Kivi Leroux Miller from Nonprofit Marketing Guide suggests developing third-party fundraiser guidelines.

Association Management and Corporate Management: How Do They Diverge?

Association Success

Transitioning from the corporate to the association space was a steep learning curve. Coming from the corporate world, when I first started working in an association 27 years ago I thought the job of an association executive would be a walk in the park. I am involved in at least three other associations, one of which I founded: the Philippine Council of Associations and Association Executives (PCAAE).

Follow the leader to ensure your association management software’s code is covered

Nimble AMS

Understanding what code coverage is and what associations can learn from Salesforce. Here’s an overview of what it is and why your AMS should follow the code coverage guidelines set forth by Salesforce, the leader in customer relationship management. When you think about your association management software (AMS) , you likely think about how it helps in the day-to-day activities of managing memberships.

Attracting More Association Members: A Q&A

Blue Sky eLearn

An association’s success is dependent on how happy and fulfilled its members are. The more meaningful experiences and learning opportunities your association offers , the more likely you can get membership renewals and even attract new members.

CMI's Association Management Blog: Lessons from an Economic.

Observations on Association Management

It is not inappropriate to blame previous Democratic administrations for relaxing lending guidelines under Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae. The reason I write about all of this in a blog intended to address association management topics is the fact that many associations have jumped on the bandwagon of blame, while simultaneously doing all they can to look out after their members self-interests, even while ignoring broader national interests. Challenge Management, Inc.

Constructive measures: Handling construction projects during the COVID-19 outbreak


Community associations may need to reevaluate which construction projects are necessary to their continued operation—and which ones to put on hold during the outbreak. and a fellow in CAI’s College of Community Association Lawyers (CCAL). Many local and state governments across the U.S.

Strengthening Member Engagement: Tips From an HR Consultant


Why do members join associations? As an association leader yourself, you already know that this value often revolves around the experiences you offer, the people members will meet, and the abundance of opportunities you provide. Invest in a comprehensive management solution.

Sample Strategy and guidelines for Group/Affinity Services

Trade Association CEO Blog

Trade Association CEO Support. The role of association CEO is diverse and whether youre a volunteer or a paid staff executive director this blog is the starting line for concepts and ideas to solve your leadership challenges. The Role of Association CEO. Whether your association budget is large with many staff or your budget is small with few or no full-time staff, the responsibilities of the CEO are common and many. Association]. Event Management. (1).

10 Rules for Successfully Building Non-Dues Revenue from Your Industry Suppliers

Association Unbound

Here are 10 rules that have guided my efforts throughout my association career to maximize revenue from industry suppliers in both down and up economies. I have found them to be effective regardless of type of association or buying power of its members, and they should work for your organization also. How-to Association Management Guidelines Marketing Supplier relations

Managing the Communications Plan for Your Association’s Virtual Event


After shifting away from an in-person customer celebration at the Four Seasons in Baltimore due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Protech Associates’ Fusion 2020 Customer Conference surpassed all previous attendance numbers for the event. By Heather Hughes, Marketing Communications Specialist.

How to Get a Handle on Your Digital Workplace


You work in the Marketing department of a small professional association. However, as you start trying to figure out how to reply to your colleague via Teams chat, your manager is simultaneously sending you chat messages via Skype for Business to find out the status of the same email campaign.

Membership Q&A: What’s the Most Effective Renewal Cycle?

Spark Consulting

There are some good guidelines, which we’ll go over in a minute, but really, you have to test different options and, more importantly, PAY ATTENTION to what happens. Last week, I taught ASAE’s Association Management Week Membership Development class, and one of the participants, who works for an association with lots of student members, mentioned that her association is doing an increasing amount of communications via text.

Red Flags and ADA Requirements: Are You Up to Date?

Off Stage

In this article she calls our attention to two areas of concern for associations: the new Red Flag rule, and additions to ADA claims which will affect all of us. In our type of jobs as association managers, it is easy for new laws and policies slip through our fingers. NAR has suggested guidelines for writing a plan: [link]. The American Medical Association earlier this summer concluded that obesity is a disease, not a condition. General Association Management

Association Brain Food Weekly: 6.11.21

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The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community…. Billhighway talked with Peter Houstle of Mariner Management and Christi Beatty of the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) who are working together on AGC’s chapter benchmarking project.

Quit Comparing: Creating Content that Works for Your Association

AMR Management Services

Content Marketing for Nonprofits & Associations by Becky Rasmussen. "So, This was the question raised as we neared the close of a 3-hour session on content marketing for associations. As an association professional, she understood the importance of content marketing - she wouldn't have been there if she didn't. Defining our association content strategy solely by the tools we use would be like a company defining its entire ad campaign solely by the media buys.

Moving forward: Communities reflect on the pandemic’s lasting changes


At Sienna Associations in Missouri City, Texas , many former in-person processes will stay online, including handing out ID cards for the fitness center, modification requests, and the option for committee members to join virtual meetings when needed. .

Association Brain Food Weekly: 4.30.21

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The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community…. Association performance and priorities. Senior Vice President of Public Affairs and Engagement, American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy. Host: Association Analytics.

SCD Group: Readings of the Week: 6 stories for Busy Association.

SCD Group

AMR Management Services. Stronger by Association. Readings of the Week: 6 stories for Busy Association CEOs, EDs, Execs. Here are some articles you and others on your association management team should consider as “must reads” for association staff. to be sure that your association is helping more than selling! A feeling of strong connection to the association. A belief that the association enhances credibility. Pages.

Thinking Outside Of The Box

Moving through the Association World

Everyone in association management knows this can be difficult as committee members are spread out, so virtual meetings are a must. Using an online file folder I created a folder for each applicant and gave each committee member access to that file, which also included a copy of the vetting guidelines and a grading form. Certification General Technology association management Go Daddy Joe Sapp Outside the Box

The Top 3 AMS Pain Points in 2021


Membership Software, Association Management System, Association Management Software – regardless of how you refer to it, let’s face it – the pain is real. Most associations only want to make a limited amount of change during system implementation.

In a Post-Pandemic World, Your Association Budget Needs to Walk Before It Runs


Financially speaking, in 2021 (and for the foreseeable future) many associations are suffering the organizational equivalent of recovering from a blown-out knee. Here are three things your association needs to keep in mind as it prepares to get back on (the) track.

5 Tips to Help You Successfully Work from Home


However, the COVID-19 pandemic found many organizations, associations, and companies abruptly forced into uncharted territory. Having clear guidelines about when to start work and when to call it a day helps maintain work/life balance. Bonus Tip: Set Guidelines in Shared Spaces.

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Lessons Learned from the Connect Marketplace 2020 Industry Event


There were two main areas we wanted to see the industry address to help us plan for when it is safe to resume in-person association meetings: Providing a safe and healthy environment for the attendees. It appeared that CDC recommended guidelines were being followed in this aspect.

4 Tips for Nonprofit Associations During the COVID-19 Pandemic


Your Association Could Be Impacted by the Coronavirus. While public health officials and public policy experts continue to monitor the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), one thing is clear: The illness could have a serious impact on conferences, meetings, and entire associations.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 12.11.20

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The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community…. This survey data will provide quantitative insights to help guide associations planning 2021 conferences. Project management basics. Association websites. Host: Talley Management.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 4.23.21

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The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community…. Help yourself and others benchmark member communication efforts and strategies by participating in Association Adviser’s 10th annual Association Communications Benchmarking Survey.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 7.24.20

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The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… Associations and the future of colleges. Jeff Cobb of Tagoras/Leading Learning asks a provocative but reasonable question: Could associations replace colleges? Host: Association Success.

I’ve Looked at RFPs from Both Sides Now

Spark Consulting

In 18+ years in association management, I’ve been on both sides of the Request For Proposal process more times than I can count. My very first Big Task at my very first association Real Job way back in 1997 was to complete an association management software system selection. management RFPsReposting this (slightly edited) Thanks for Playing classic, because this topic has come up recently on ASAE’s Collaborate online community.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 10.16.20

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The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… The state of associations. Cecilia Sepp, CAE, founder of Rogue Tulips, recently released the findings of their September association survey, What’s Next for Associations.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 12.4.20

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The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community…. Urgent request for participation in an association professional development survey. How the American Anthropological Association created a successful virtual internship program.

Yes, Some In-Person Meetings Are Still Happening! (Here is how they are doing it!)


Savannah, Ga. ––– 113 GSAE members, speakers, and guests attended the 2020 Georgia Society of Association Executives Annual Meeting, August 26-28, at the Hyatt Regency Savannah in Savannah, Georgia. Photos provided by the Georgia Society of Association Executives. CDC Guidelines.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 2.22.19

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The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… I was all excited to share a must-read article from ASAE (members-only) by Kaihan Krippendorff about how your association can lead your industry in the blockchain revolution. Does your association have a popular conference workshop or training class you want to convert into an online learning program? Tim Ebner, Associations Now ). Host: Event Manager Blog.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 10.9.20

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Association mojo. If you’ve lost your spark amidst all the challenges coming your way at work, WBT Systems shares advice for getting your association mojo back. Billhighway explains how some association chapters are engaging early-career members. Host: Association Success.

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4 Ways to Ensure Association Membership Renewal in 2020

Blue Sky eLearn

Many people join associations to meet other professionals in their field and take advantage of valuable networking opportunities. By focusing on digital engagements and online opportunities, your association can still provide value to your members.

Your association website probably isn’t accessible — but should be

Association Success

While not legally binding, Japan has developed its own accessibility guidelines. . Beyond legal requirements, however, Samantha Evans, the certification manager for the International Association of Accessibility Professionals , said there’s both a social responsibility and a business case to make for Internet accessibility. . For associations and member organizations, however, that can be a big challenge. . When President George H.W.

7 Key Things That Should Be on Your HOA Vision Board In 2020


Upcoming Proposed Changes in Regulations or Proposed Legal Changes That May Impact HOAs Homeowners Associations nationwide should stay up to date on legal changes that could impact your HOA. Ways to Develop and Sustain Community Involvement in the Association.

My Top 5 Blog Posts of 2012

Eric Lanke

The Mind of the Community An exploration of how associations can develop a deeper understanding of their members, and a plea to tear down the wall that many organizations build between their staff and their membership. Stop Calling It Strategic Planning Inspired by the take-down of strategic planning in Humanize , I pledge to stop using that term to describe the messy, constantly evolving process my association uses to determine our direction and set our objectives. Associations

Takeaways from Humainze

Eric Lanke

They include: Stop Calling It Strategic Planning Inspired by a take-down of strategic planning in Humanize , I pledge to stop using that term to describe the messy, constantly evolving process my association uses to determine our direction and set our objectives. In laying out the guidelines that govern our activities, I realize that only one term makes any sense--association management. Associations Leadership